Australian Taxation Office

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Customs and Trade

The President of the European Commission, the President of the European Council and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull have announced that they have agreed to commence work toward the launch of negotiations for a European-Australia Free Trade Agreement to support sustainable growth and investment, open up new commercial opportunities and promote innovation and employment in Australia and the EU.

International tax

  • On 11-12 November 2015, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held the first Asia-Pacific Technical Meeting on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to discuss the outcomes of the BEPS Project, and the challenges countries face in the region in implementing BEPS, and explored how countries in the region can engage in the implementation, on-going development and monitoring of the measures adopted, on an equal footing.
  • This Tax Policy Bulletin discusses the final report from the OECD on BEPS Action 6, preventing treaty benefits in inappropriate cases.